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Top Colleges in Alameda, California

Higher Education Articles December 7, 2012

Alameda is a coastal community in California, located on the outskirts of San Francisco and Oakland. Students in the vicinity of Alameda that has a desire to earn a bachelor or master degree; they have several college options. These include Stanford University, the City College of San Francisco and San Francisco State University. In this article, we will look at some of the top colleges in the vicinity of Alameda, California.

University of California – Berkeley

This is a public national research university within seven miles from Alameda that offers over three hundred fifty graduate and baccalaureate degree courses that are in the fourteen schools and colleges, which constitute this university. University of California – Berkeley awards the most doctoral degrees each year compared to other universities around the nation. The university has about seven Nobel laureates among its faculty. In 2008, the university library was ranked as the best among public research university libraries in the United States (source: the Association of Research Libraries). Political science, molecular and cell biology, computer science and electrical engineering are among the most frequently chosen majors by the 35,396 students at the college.

Contact Information
•Address: 101 Sproul Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
•Phone Number: (510) 642-6000

City College of San Francisco

This is an educational institution that offers 2-year programs including over one hundred career training certification courses and fifty associate degree courses. City College of San Francisco began operations in 1935 and has 34,868 students in eleven campuses, spread over the San Francisco metro area. Students can choose from several continuing education and distance-learning programs that are particularly suitable for those currently working.

Contact Information
•Address: 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112
•Phone Number: (415) 239-3000

San Francisco State University (SFSU)

The school is part of the educational system of the California State University that has several graduate and baccalaureate programs for its 30,014 students to choose. The school is known for its student diversity.  In 2009, it ranked among the top fifteen universities in the United States in this category (source: U.S. News and World Report). It offers over one hundred baccalaureate degree programs apart from master degree programs, which has ninety-five majors, in the eight colleges that comprise this school. SFSU partners with UC- Berkeley in offering doctoral degrees in special education and educational leadership.

Contact Information
•Address: 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
•Phone Number: (415) 338-1111

List of the largest universities and colleges near Alameda, California

College/University Student Population Institution Type
Academy of Art University 13181 4-year, Private for-profit
California State University-East Bay 14,167 4-year, Public
Chabot College 13,398 2-year, Public
City College of San Francisco 34,868 2-year, Public
Diablo Valley College 21,205 2-year, Public
Laney College 13,297 2-year, Public
San Francisco State University 30,014 4-year, Public
Stanford University 17,833 4-year, Private not-for-profit
University of California-Berkeley 35,396 4-year, Public

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